OAKLEIGH GARDEN Club will hold its installation dinner at Mehlman’s in St. Clairsville at 6 p.m. Sept. 14. The welcome will be given by Brenda Russsell, devotions by Helen Neimec. Arrangements by Judi Phillips and closing by Linda Ellis.
PEOPLE FIRST of Belmont County is slated to meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Ohio Valley Mall Community Room. They will have a drumming circle and discuss future activities. People First is group for folks with developmental disabilities. New members are welcome. For more information, call 304-242-1019.
BELMONT COUNTY Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meeting is today, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Genealogy Room at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., Barnesville. The meeting is free and open to the public. The 22nd First Family & Pioneer Family Banquet is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at Barnesville Senior Citizen Center, 229 E. Main St., Barnesville. Reservations should be in by Sept. 19 and the cost is $20 per person; write on check or money order what meat you want (baked steak or baked chicken), and mail to BCC OGS, P.O. Box 285, Barnesville, OH 43713-0285. The guest speaker is John Mattox, curator of The Underground Railroad Museum, Flushing. The program will be Remembering the Past and Moving Forward.
CUMBERLAND TRAIL Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. Guest speaker will be Wheeling resident and former Ohio County sheriff Thomas Burgoyne. The topic of his talk will be “My Irish Pirate Queen.” Burgoyne is a native of Lancaster, Mass., and a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He is a 33-year veteran of the FBI having served in Washington, DC, Miami and Pittsburgh. He retired from the FBI in Boston. He was formerly associated with the National Institute of Justice at Wheeling Jesuit University. He is the owner of Thomas Burgoyne Investigations. He is married to the former Katherine Oliver. All CTGS meetings are free and open to the public.
BRILLIANT AMERICAN Legion, Post 573 will join police and fire/rescue personnel to pay tribute to the veterans, first responders and innocent Americans who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The public is invited to attend the remembrance ceremony at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 10 at the Brilliant 9/11 Memorial located next to the Brilliant American Legion Post, 210 Market St., Brilliant. During the tribute, the Honkytonk Sweethearts will sing the National Anthem, the Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department will raise the garrison flag on their ladder truck, the Brilliant American Legion will conduct a rifle salute and a wreath will be laid on the memorial. A short keynote address will be given by retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Deb Gilchrist. The public is invited to a light luncheon at the Legion hall immediately following the ceremony.
CAMP INDEPENDENCE Seeing Hand Association Steak Fry is slated from 6-11 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Italian-American Club, Elm Grove. The cost is $20 per person with set-ups and beer provided People are asked to bring their own place setting. There will be a DJ, door prizes and raffles. For tickets, call 304-232-4810. Camp Independence is a camp for blind and visually impaired youth.
AUTUMN CARD Party is set for Oct. 8 at the Beech Bottom Community Christian Church. Admission is $6 and includes lunch. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the party starts at 2 p.m. Bring your friends and cards, bunco or po-keno games to play at your table. There will be door prizes, raffles and an auction will be available. To make reservations and purchase tickets, call Missi at 304-639-7193.